How cartoons enable children’s narrative skills and values

A study by the UPV/EHU’s Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education has explored the validity of narrative and non-narrative cartoons for developing narrative skills, moral reasoning and values and countervalues in children in mainstream and non-mainstream education. The effect that may be exerted by the structure of the cartoons on these aspects when the children … Continue reading How cartoons enable children’s narrative skills and values

Gibb goes for greater internationalism and equality in education

UK School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has told his international counterparts that the English education system will remain outward-looking and internationalist after Brexit. Speaking at a G7 meeting of education ministers in France, Minister Gibb reaffirmed his commitment to drawing on best-practice and evidence from across the world when looking to improve the education system. … Continue reading Gibb goes for greater internationalism and equality in education

The Guardian: Teachers assessing pupils could replace formal exams, study says

“High-stakes exams may shift the educational experience away from learning towards exam performance. For these reasons, we suggest that teacher assessments could be relied on for monitoring progress, instead of exam scores, in particular during earlier school years.” – Margherita Malanchini https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/13/teachers-assessing-pupils-could-replace-formal-exams-study-says Continue reading The Guardian: Teachers assessing pupils could replace formal exams, study says

iNews: Headteachers call for ‘corrosive’ mobile phones to be banned in schools

“Schools obviously are free to set their own behaviour policies but my own view is that schools should ban mobile telephones and smartphones inside school, and particularly inside classrooms.” – Nick Gibb https://inews.co.uk/news/education/headteachers-corrosive-mobile-phones-banned-schools/ Continue reading iNews: Headteachers call for ‘corrosive’ mobile phones to be banned in schools

The Guardian: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

“Our new research shows parent reactions to an Ofsted inspection are significant and meaningful. They withdraw support for their children when they are happy the school is doing well.” – Professor Imran Rasul . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/19/good-ofsted-reports-are-bad-for-schools-gcse-results Continue reading The Guardian: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

Article: Trump not expected to attend Teacher of the Year award ceremony

“Each year, CCSSO works with the White House to coordinate a recognition event. It is up to each administration to decide how to recognize the teachers, and it has varied throughout the 67-year history of the program in location and who has delivered the recognition to the National Teacher.” – Paul Ferrari https://f7td5.app.goo.gl/X6xph Continue reading Article: Trump not expected to attend Teacher of the Year award ceremony

Yahoo Style: Half a million children missed measles vaccine, but what are the signs, symptoms and potential complications?

“With measles cases almost quadrupled in England in just one year, it is grossly irresponsible for anybody to spread scare stories about vaccines, and social media firms should have a zero tolerance approach towards this dangerous content.” – Simon Stevens . https://uk.style.yahoo.com/half-million-children-missing-measles-vaccine-signs-symptoms-potential-complications-093111968.html Continue reading Yahoo Style: Half a million children missed measles vaccine, but what are the signs, symptoms and potential complications?

The Independent: ‘Aggressive’ parents are demanding teachers email and message them on apps 24/7, survey suggests

“Teachers are not just facing the intrusion of those who manage them into their private lives, but there is now an unreasonable expectation that they are available at the convenience of parents.” – Chris Keates http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-parents-emails-apps-workload-nasuwt-conference-belfast-a8879316.html Continue reading The Independent: ‘Aggressive’ parents are demanding teachers email and message them on apps 24/7, survey suggests